- We’ve just updated our Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 class schedules.
- We have several NEW classes starting in January, February and March of 2023.
- Some of them are ONLINE, some are IN-PERSON.
- IN PERSON CLASSES starting soon include ACTING 101, ACTING 102, ACTING 104, ACTING INTENSIVE 1- INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV, LET’S MAKE A MOVIE, FILMMAKING 101, STAND-UP COMEDY, and several others.
- ONLINE CLASSES starting soon include several 5-WEEK ART CLASSES: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, DRAWING FACES, FIGURE DRAWING, CARTOONING, and PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS.
- Rekindle School was established in 2002. We offer fun, affordable classes in drawing, painting, acting, filmmaking and other subjects. Most of our students are adults. If a student is under 17, please contact us before enrolling so we can make sure the class is a good fit. Questions? Email us!
In this class, students will work learn how to make a movie (and act in one) by actually making one. Note: Our focus in this class is in acting in a movie.If you’re looking for an informational class which teaches students how to make their own independent films, see “Filmmaking 101”. For adults 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.
Starts on Tues. Nov. 22, 2022: ACTING 105
In this class, our focus will be on intuitive acting: tuning into the scene and characters we’re portraying on a more intuitive level. Come call this “letting go” — “acting in the moment” — or “letting a scene breathe”. Others talk about it in terms of moving away from a formula and back into listening to and responding to both our own impulses and to our scene partners’. We’ll do exercises to help us connect in a more genuine way with our scene partners, and respond more naturally and intuitively as “real people in an imaginary world”.
Starts on Wed. Dec. 7, 2022: ACTING 104
In this class, open to everyone who’s taken Acting 101-103, we‘ll do some exercises designed to help students expand their emotional range, and to respond in a more natural and intuitive way to their scene partners. Some directors call this “naturalizing our acting.” For ages 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.
2023 classes – more will be added soon:
Starts Tues. Jan. 3, 2023: ACTING INTENSIVE 1: INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV
In this class our focus will be on strengthening students’ underlying acting skills by incorporating elements of improv. We’ll start by learning the basics of Improv, and move on to starting with a short script and using improv to find the characters’ backstories and motivations. Exercises include “present time”, listening vs hearing, “Yes,” “Yes, and”, word association, and responding to prompts by creating short scenes. This class can be applied toward Rekindle School’s Acting Intensive Certificate.
Starts Tues. Jan. 3, 2023: STAND UP COMEDY 101
This fun, intensive standup comedy workshop is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to try, or learn about stand up comedy. Over the course of four weeks you will learn about the craft of standup comedy through practice and experimentation. Each student works towards the goals they set for class and are coached toward them individually. Fourth meeting is a performance in front of a live audience at a comedy club in Seattle! Class meets at Club Comedy on Capital Hill. For 21 and older only.
Starts Wed. Jan. 4, 2023: ACTING 101
Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class. We’ll do warm-ups and theater games, improv and scene work. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program. For 18 and older. Learn more – sign up now
Starts on Sun. Jan. 8, 2023: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step ONLINE DRAWING CLASS, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional.
Meets on Sun. Jan. 8, 2023: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
In this fun, information-filled class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to draw faces without a model, and how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more. Free drawing materials!
Starts Sun. Jan. 8, 2023: CARTOONING
Looking for a fun introductory Seattle cartooning class? In this class, you’ll learn how to draw faces and figures in a humorous cartooning style; how to draw cartoons and comics, human and animal characters and more. Plus we’ll cover some of the ways to get your cartoons published. Adults and teens welcome. Learn more – sign up now
Starts Monday Jan. 23, 2023: SCREENWRITING 101 – ONLINE
Learn how to write screenplays, get some practice writing them, and have opportunities to workshop them and get feedback on your writing. Plus tips for pitching your screenplay and getting it produced. A fun, practical, hands-on Seattle screenwriting class. Note: This will most likely be an online class this month. Learn more – sign up now
In this class, students will work learn how to make a movie (and act in one) by actually making one. Note: Our focus in this class is in acting in a movie.If you’re looking for an informational class which teaches students how to make their own independent films, see “Filmmaking 101”. For adults 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program. (Looking for a class in 2022? See the Nov. 2022 section above)
Starts Wed. Feb. 1, 2023: ACTING 102
Meets Saturday Feb. 4, 2023: FILMMAKING 101
Interested in making your own independent movies – but trying to figure out how to approach it? In this this Seattle filmmaking class you’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners. Note: “Filmmaking 101” is a lecture/discussion class. If you’re looking for a production class in which we actually film a short movie, see our “Let’s Make a Movie” course. Open to adults and teenagers. More info – sign up now
Starts on March 5, 2023: FIGURE DRAWING
In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. We’ll start out by drawing some simplified figures based on shapes such as easy-to-draw shapes such as ovals and cylinders; learn about the proportions; then learn how to add shading and details to make our figures look realistic and three dimensional.
Starts on March 5, 2023: PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Looking for a painting class that’s fun and easy, step-by-step, and designed for absolute and complete beginners? Our online painting classes are interactive learning experiences. They’re fun, easy and informative.
Lessons include how to and blend colors; which brushes do what; how to paint simple objects; how to make the objects you’re painting look real and three dimensional; and more. You’ll learn easy step-by-step techniques in a live Zoom session, and to ask questions and get individual feedback from your instructor.
- ACTING 101
- ACTING 102
- ACTING 103
- ACTING 104
- ACTING IN A 48 HOUR MOVIE
- ACTING IN A 48 HOUR HORROR MOVIE
- AUDITIONING 101
- CARTOONING 101
- DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
- FIGURE DRAWING
- FILMMAKING 101
- LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
- SCREENWRITING 101
- STAND UP COMEDY
- VOICE OVER 101
- VOICEOVER 102
- VOICE OVER 103
- VOICEOVER 104
- ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
- Also returning soon: ACTING INTENSIVE, IMPROV, COLORED PENCIL, BEGINNING PAINTING IN WATER-MIXABLE OILS
Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners? A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues? Our Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. Will be back soon
Learn about the types of Voice Over acting, and the training, equipment, and marketing materials expected of a professional voice talent
How to set up a home studio inexpensively that will meet your needs as a voice over actor
An interactive webinar to answer all of your VO Marketing questions.